Please join us for the 50th Anniversary Faculty Retreat, in which we examine “Teaching Vulnerable Students in the 21st Century.” Read more about the program and register for all or part of the retreat.

Meet another one of our presenters, Maham Khan, Communications Instructor

Maham Khan teaches Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Introduction to Mass Communications, and Introduction to Journalism, and has been involved with Harper College since her days as an involved student serving as president of the Honors Society, captain of the Speech Team, and president of the Muslim Student Association. In the immediate wake of 9/11, Khan became a leader and interfaith activist on campus, working with student groups, faculty, and administration to help engage community dialogue and increase religious literacy. As a result of her efforts, she was invited back to campus to speak on 9/11’s 10th anniversary and her message from that day was published in the anthology titled Representative American Speeches 2011-2012. After graduating from Harper, Ms. Khan completed her bachelor’s degree in Communications at Northwestern University and master’s degree in Journalism from DePaul University. As a member of the Interfaith Youth Core’s speakers bureau, she educates and trains diverse audiences and has served as an advisor/mentor to student groups seeking to strengthen relationships across cultural groups at local colleges and universities. Her interfaith and journalism work has taken her to more than 10 countries as a speaker, activist, and writer. Ms. Khan also has a broad range of experience as a freelance journalist and producer and has published work through WBEZ.org (NPR), PBS, RedEye Chicago, and more. Through her PechaKucha presentation (20 slides x 20 seconds), Professor Khan will discuss the challenges of pushing past political correctness to allow for open, honest discussions about controversial topics while creating “safe spaces” for religious minorities and other marginalized groups on campus. Her presentation will be followed by a meaningful discussion about the need for safe spaces and candid dialogues on campus.

Stay tuned to the Academy News for more presenter features leading up to the Faculty Retreat in March.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.